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. brown. after debate on those two nominations, at 5:30 there will be up to three roll call votes. i would hope that one of them can go by voice. but we'll have to wait and see. confirmation of the woods and brown nomination and then cloture vote on the motion to proceed to enda. police officer michael carney fought for two and a half dwreers get his job back and he won. after he took medical leave of absence, the springfield officials refused to reinstate him because a veteran police officer had revealed he was gay. but officer carney was determined to return to the force. because he lives in mass marks one of only 1 states that protect employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation or general identity, officer carney is now back on the job serving and protecting the people of springfield, massachusetts. i'm also pleased to say nevada law also includes robust protections against this type of discrimination. officer carney testified before the house of representatives in 2007 and shared his story. mr. president, this is what he said: "i'm god cop. i've lost two and a half yea
work to make things. all of us are working on things together. senator brown and i have been working on advanced manufacturing. it's something he has talked about, we have talked about together. he has been a leader on for a long time, and all of our states benefit. missouri and ohio have certainly been among the significant manufacturing states. in missouri, we have more than $32 billion a year in manufacturing. for about the last four years, that's been the top manufacturing employer has been in the agricultural industry and food processing, but transportation equipment, fabricated metals, machinery of all kinds every automobiles have been in the top of our manufacturing sectors, but i think we're really at a point where so many things could easily come together and the federal government and the congress can help to make those things together by taking down barriers, by creating easier ways to work together and in the case of advanced manufacturing, this is something, the centers of excellence that we have talked about, we have worked on, we have both seen some of these work, and
it off too much. working. to cut the gibb of sherry brown. he looks like labor you don't like labor but all little rough around the ages but she will pick somebody like that but somebody refined like it's a good wife. [laughter] she will pick somebody like that she will pick will. michael bennett the other colorado by. i don't know. i'm just having fun. jerry brown that is a little rough also working white people are looking for a hero again. they have their own problems with obama that are sometimes obvious and there was somebody to go harry out in to have the beer to feel like they could have a beer. biden he cannot face -- he cannot be vice president but i think he wants secretary of state. i know if barack obama wants to be on the supreme court or not. i don't know. he is young healthy liberal. that is a great prospect for some people. this has been great. you has been very nice for quite come from the other side of the ideal but not just on home turf by reducing a very good things about president reagan he is in the top-10 of all presidents. he is way up there. the big thing th
became the chairman of my citizens committee. you know ken clark? brown v. board of education? that ken clark. so we won. we prevailed. and i served one year, and then i got reapportioned out of my seat. [laughter] but by then i was openlessly hooked on public service -- hopelessly hooked on public service. there was really nothing i wanted to do but that. so i was the, the next year i was a delegate to the constitutional convention, and then in 1977 percy said he was going to run for mayor. and, you know, this is -- black folks didn't run for mayor. so it took me about 30 seconds to say, well, what about borough president? percy was then the borough president of manhattan. he said you ought to run for that, and so i did. i ran three times before i succeeded. people used to say to me what do you do? and i'd say i run for borough president. [laughter] i would have been perfectly happy to remain borough president for life. when the late bill lynch who was my chief of staff came to me with some other politically-active new yorkers and convinced me that i had a chance to defeat ed koch in a
to the pantry i don't see the tin but there is always one here a light brown one filled with brownies italy's major that was in here before with anywhere in the house. once a major the brownies were in the to the next top had to be the grandfather steady because he did not meet us at the airport when he got older but you had to stop here to say hi to grandpa. that is where i looked. my grandmother in to my mother often read it here with him. but my mother and grandmother would start fights and a grandfather would markets places and try to decide whether or not the fight is escalating a piece of the bathroom if it was okay he would read down then check again. this is the formal dining remains are we eight the evening meal every day. breakfast in the kitchen and acid which for lunch but this was all formal dinner meals. my grandmother sat at the end of the table. now we're at the center of the house and the biggest portrait is a the house is of my late mother and the only child than only conceive after two miscarriages. my grandmother was 39 so she was very precious and they were a very close
all call an insulting performance of a black prostitute in "brown face" -- to a genuine love on the part of her proteges even for charlotte osgood mason to a kind of heroic status for nancy kunard's work in putting black cultural expression in the largest anthology that i think to date has still ever been created. harlem held back on its judgment. harlem said we're not quite sure what race is. we don't know be it's an essence -- if it's an's is sense and we want to celebrate it, we don't know if it's an essence and we want to be free of it, we don't know if we really owe the people we were born to an allegiance. we're not sure where we stand, so let's get it all on the table. there was a remarkable cultural openness to cringe-worthiness. cringe-worthiness was invited in. and that convinced metaa my -- convinced me that my job was to put everything in book about these women and to hold back my own judgment because i think we might find that the more we all put on the table, the better off we are. >> very good of you, again. generous of you. i mean, i'm going to push you on tha
did not make that argument in 2005 when the senate confirmed janice rogers brown and thomas griffith to the tenth and 11th judgeships on the d.c. circuit. mr. president, i ask for order in the senate, please. the presiding officer: the chamber will be in order. mr. durbin: back in 2005 when the senate concurred with the tenth and 11th judgeships in the d.c. circuit, they were the choices on the republican side of the aisle. even though these confirmations which we approved reduced the court's workload to fewer cases per active judge than what we see as president obama sends his nominees to the senate. on april 5, the judicial conference of the united states, which is led by chief justice john roberts, made its federal judgeship recommendations for the 113th congress. the judicial conference is nonpartisan, and according to a letter -- to its letter, its recommendations reflect the judgeship needs of the federal judiciary. the judicial conference did not recommend stripping any judgeships from the d.c. circuit, so this argument on the other side of the aisle is not supported by the su
-- on the browned that -- on the groud that the court's workload did not warrant his confirmation. they did so despite his considerable skill as a lawyer and his personal qualities. his nomination languished until the end of the bush administration. he waited almost 1,000 days for a vote that never came. the criteria our democratic friends cited to block mr. keisler's nomination then clearly show that the court is even less busy now. for example, the seat to which ms. millett is nominated is not a judicial emergency. far, far from it. the number of appeals that the court is down almost 20%. and the written decisions per active judge are down 30%. in addition to these metrics, the d.c. circuit has provided another. the chief judge of the court who is appointed to the bench by president clinton provided analysis showing oral arguments for each active judge are also down almost 10% since mr. keisler's nomination was blocked. mr. president, these annual is is show -- these analysis show the courts are less busy in relative terms meaning the court's caseload is so low it has canceled oral arguments
, the northeastern and midwestern party leaders said they wear brown suits, we don't want them. in those days, the leadership was picked by the manager of the steel mill, the banker, all that. they came in, became the people that ran the party. when reagan ran, the same thing took place about westerners and folks that didn't get it. when path robertson came along, famously, michigan national committee men said visiting a political meeting with him around was like the bar scene in "star wars," and all those people socialized into the party and became leaders of the next generation. to go back to the ron paul question, in the last election cycle's primaries, for voters 30 and under, with all the candidates in the field, 50% voted for ron paul. that's not something you can throw out if you've got a growing -- if you have a growing membership. you have to be able to look at these things and bring them together. new people in politics often are unrealistic. they don't get it or understand the details of washington. they shouldn't. it's not their job. the party leaders, if they want to continue to
that was just on. but of course carol browne and tom and van are three amazing individuals making the tremendous difference. it's an honor for me to share this podium with them. so john mentioned that i just came back from -- [inaudible] 24-hours of reality. is that mic picking up okay? this is the third year a row that the climate reality project went all the way around the world originating content from every time zone and dr. jim kim from the world bank came in live and updated his economic report. we had individuals who have been paying the cost of carbon. they have been suffering the consequence of these extreme weather events the they set off monitor in a refugee camp between kenya and somalia. we had stories reflecting the hardship endured by those who used to make their livelihood around lakes. we had individuals from bangladesh who had move back from the coastal areas and australia -- all over the world, really, and it was a very moving 24-hour long global telecast. we 20 million viewers. 2220 million tw
brown. >> i thank you very much, mr. chairman. i appreciate the leadership of senator stabenow, senator cochran and the doggedness of chairman lucas. the act of 2013 is a bipartisan reform bill that provides tangible and workable solutions that continue our commitment to the hungry, to rural communities and the land and saving taxpayers $24 billion. over the past two years, i've held a series of round tables, perhaps two dozen of them, in ohio where i've asked farmers to tell me what this year's farm bill should look like. ohio's farmers did more than give opinions. they came up with specific answers, gave me insight and guidance and valuable suggestions. they told me that they don't need and don't want direct payments, so i worked with my friend senator thune to improve the safety net and ensure farm production and planting decisions are determined by the market and not by the government program. simply put, ohio's corn and soybean farmers must have a program that decouples target prices from planted acres. that's why i strongly support the senate's commodity title. senate's rural deve
'su can see andy latest piece on "mother jones." behind campbell brown's on the next washington garble aaron smith, cofounder and executive directer on why his group is encouraging young adults to sign up for health care. and congressman jeff talking about immigration reform and why he'll join democrats in cosponsoring a plan that give mlts of unauthorized immigrants to obtain citizenship. plus your e-mails, calls, and tweets. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >>> friday a look at the role of the international atomic energy agency with iaea chief speaking at the event host bid the wilson center. live coverage at 11: 30 a.m. eastern on c-span. >>> this painting was originally painted as my grandmother's official white house portrait. in the 1960s, lady bird johnson went looking for portraits of first ladies to hang to rehang in the white house. she thought that was important. and she looked high and low and couldn't find my grandma's official portrait and called my grandmother. he said do you know where the painting is? my grandma said, yeah, it's on my wall. mrs. johnson said, said
in the brownings and george eliot and thomas carlyle, just to name a few. charles dickens was a fiercely contested prize. hundreds of thousands of copies of his work circle throughout the united states and in the frenzied competition for new english fiction among the weekly periodicals of the 1830s and 1840s, firms like harper's regarded themselves as authorized publishers as an unbound part at 12.50 per copy. he denounced what he called books on this here in the united states and he denounced the scoundrel booksellers who have grown rich from publishing books which do not reap one thing from their issue and that was not well received in the united states. he was well received when he opened his mouth about the american newspapers turning against him. writing to dickens in the same year, thomas carlyle adopted these terms to discuss with his american pirates, saying that we belong to a different nation and cannot steal without being hanged for it and it gives me no permission to steal and thou shalt not steal at all. so it is written down for the men in the logbook of the maker and in latter the l
rogers brown in her opinion for the court wrote the burden on the religious exercise does not occur at the point of contraceptive purchase. instead it occurs when a company's owner fills the basket of goods and services that constitute the health care plan. next the oral argument of that case. this is about 40 minutes. >> good morning your honors. i am francis manion representing the appellate in this case. the central question in this case shouldn't be whether the government has shown a compelling interest in forcing this particular family business to include contraception in its health plans against the family's religious beliefs. at the same time the government has decided not to impose that same requirement on millions of other employers for both religious and nonreligious regions -- reasons. the district court never reach this question because contrary to supreme court's decision in the bloody case is focused on the formal identity of the parties instead of on the law that we say and the government acknowledges implicates religious liberty interests. the district court did answ
, senator blunt and senator brown have a bipartisan bill in the senate. there is a bipartisan bill in the house. a couple of areas that we've been working with the business community on his long-term unemployment. just making sure that we are talking to copies about making sure they don't have screens that unintentionally, you know, don't you people who may have been unemployed for six or seven months or a year, don't give them a chance to at least interview to prevent that negative recycle. you could get a real change from companies, large and small, those things could help. we are talking to colleges about college cost and value and what they can do to help more low-income students. so one thing to be very clear is, legislation is the path to many of the very big things we need to do, but it's not the only way to make progress. we spent a lot of time on a national economic council on legislative proposals, but we spent a lot of time showing how we can move the ball forward on some of these serious issues like advanced manufacturing, long-term unemployment, with or without new leg
a socialist program going on . but i know that obama tried to build his brown shirt army because he had no army to control. there were national guard units in each state that belonged to each state. they have been use for wars for bush and everybody else. host: let's get a response from the congressman. off, thank you for your son's service and sacrifice. those who are disabled when -- after they serve get to deal with their service sacrifice every single day even when they are out of active duty. thank you for your grandson's future service. i am proud you have got such a good family that the father can suffer a disability while serving his country and yet his son is willing to that into that uniform and take those the same risks. pledge to fire on american citizens, i am not sure where that is coming from, but i have a couple of guys on the who are looking to see if there is anything in the official oath of office they could be misinterpreted that way. just on the surface to me it does not smack is being something that would be a part of the official signing up process, but we will do
oliver wendell holmes wrote in the 1920s of brown versus united states quote detached reflection cannot be demanded in presence of an uplifted knife. nearly a century later we shouldn't demand more of crime victims. of course any self-defense role there's the potential for injustice. for example, in a two-person altercation, one may be dead and the other dubiously claims self-defense. these cases like trayvon martin's, implicates the self-defense justification generally. if george zimmerman were the aggressive and has no self-defense rights at all. if trayvon attack is imminent in question was someone recently believed he was in danger but not what he could have retreated. if zimmerman provoked the confrontation he lost the protection of stand your ground law. in short, hard cases make skewed policy debates. while anti-gun lobbyists have used trayvon martin to pitch all sorts of gun control laws, what they really targeted is the right to armed self-defense. with stand your ground law's, yes, prosecutors need to show evidence to counter claims of self-defense, not simply argue that the s
justice oliver wendell holmes wrote in the 1921 case of brown versus the united states quote the reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. nearly a century later we shouldn't demand more crime victims. of course in a self-defense rule the potential for injustice. for example in a two-person altercation one may be dead and the other dubiously claiming self-defense. these cases like trayvon martin's implicate the self-defense justification generally. if george zimmerman was the aggressor than then he has no self-defense rights at all. if trayvon attacks zimmerman the only question is whether zimmerman recently leaked he was in danger not what they could've retreated. if zimmerman provoked the confrontation he lost the protection of standard ground. in short cases make skewed policy debates. this committee is well familiar with that demagogic dynamic understanding appeared while anti-gun lobbyists have used that -- what they target is the right to arms self-defense. withstand your ground law's prosecutors need to show evidence to counter claims of self-
is brown liquid that people seem to know no matter where i go by the name of jack daniels to i say hi, i'm the governor of tennessee but no matter what country you're in, jack daniels, dolly parton. [laughter] we also are proud of, we have some other nice things exporter were fairly well known for music and not just country. on a sweetener, we make 300 million m&ms every day. unit leverages announced the building the world's largest ice cream plant in tennessee. so no matter what is from chemicals the oddest to sugar, we had to cover. me talk of return over, to the states would talk about in terms of treaties and free trade agreement and the impact. soon after coming into office, audi was looking a locating a plant somewhere. about a $1.3 billion investment to get into the locating that in mexico. now, there's a whole lot of reasons for governors when a plant located in a state is because the incredible sales job that the governor did. and consumer us with lots of reasons why it went somewhere else. we think of is one reason was that tariffs to import, to export from the u.s., 10% back t
the veterans that we serve. i also have the pleasure of having the jesse brown va medical center, which is named for the former secretary who had a very distinguished career in both military and as secretary of veterans affairs, and his service to the country. so we certainly want to extol the virtues of those facilities and what they do. i think it is most unfortunate that this kind of hearing is necessary. mr. griffin, let me ask you, the ig report highlights inappropriate and unauthorized use of government purchase cards to spend more than $200,000 at the 2011 conference. basically when conference planners want to spend money on the conferences, they just charged it to the government credit cards, even when they went over there authorized limits and didn't have approvals, is that correct? >> that's correct. >> and at least seven employees did this? >> i'm sorry, how many? >> seven. >> yes. >> the report also indicated that the primary event planner was able to circumvent his $3000 purchasing limit by making 10 separate purchases totaling more than $100,000, is that correct? >> that's
. cochran: madam president, i'm pleased to support the confirmation of ms. debra brown to be a united states district court judge -- the presiding officer: will the senator suspend? under the previous order, the senate will proceed to executive session to consider the following nominations which the clerk will report. the clerk: nominations, gregory howard woods of new york to be united states district judge. debra m. brown of mississippi to be united states district judge. the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form. the senator from mississippi. mr. cochran: madam president, i'm pleased to support the confirmation of ms. debra brown to be a united states district court judge for the northern district of mississippi. ms. brown graduated from the mississippi state university school of architecture in 1987 where she served as a member of the school's advisory council. she worked as an architect in washington, d.c., where she participated in the renovation and restoration of municipal and historic buildings and in the co
please join me to welcome from m.i.t. for michael brown. [applause] thank you very much caroline and fellow graduate as you have noticed as is mitt romney and i am honored to have my classmates in the audience the of the one of the last two years that got higher grades than i did. said of the eight distinguished academic record but you did note that i started to call author the first edition of american politics in 1972. i'd like 2.0 that it is highly unusual for the first edition to have been written by someone at the age of four. [laughter] but i will talk to day about the book shape the migration of. to talk about the current political alignment how it has contributed to them to elect a democratic president and a democratic house of representatives at the same time. to give a longer perspective for some idea of my interest of demography or political or and demographic members in their early fifties my parents purchased a set of the world book encyclopedia. from when i was seven years old if i was excited because men of the reference books in our house had the results of the ce
, cardin, franken, brown, harkin, reed of rhode island, carper, whitehouse, nelson and schumer. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the mandatory quorum under rule 22 be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i now move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all in favor say aye. all opposed nay. the ayes appear to have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. reid: i now move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 327. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all in favor say aye. all opposed, nay. all in favor say aye. all opposed say nay. the ayes appear to have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. reid: there is another cloture motion at the desk. i ask that it be reported. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, patricia ann millett of virginia to be united states circuit judge for the district of columbia circuit. mr. reid: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the clo
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